If you have been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, then you may have a defense. Showing that you are the victim of a false accusation is a defense that is oftentimes successful when fighting a contributing to the delinquency of a minor case. Even if you don’t think you have a defense, you should always speak to an attorney to make sure you have a full understanding of how the law applies specifically to your case. If you want to know more about the false accusation defense, or if you want to speak to a lawyer about how to beat your contributing to the delinquency of a minor case in Florida, contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.
Contributing to the delinquency of a minor in Florida is defined under Florida Statute 827.04(1). An adult commits the crime of contributing to the delinquency of a minor when they cause, encourage or contribute to a minor becoming delinquent, dependent, or in need of services.
Contributing to the delinquency of a minor is a first-degree misdemeanor, meaning you can be sentenced to up to one year in jail, or up to one year on probation and up to $1,000 in fines (you can also be sentenced to a jail sentence followed by probation but the total length of the sentence cannot exceed one year).
Criminal convictions carry severe consequences and can never be removed from your criminal record, even if the conviction was for a misdemeanor.
If you need an attorney who will advise you, fight for your rights, and do everything possible to protect your future, or if someone you know has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in Florida then contact Matthew Williams now for a free consultation.